question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation(verb)
an instance of questioning
"there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
pose a question
A question or inquiry.
The teacher answered the student's query concerning biosynthesis.
A question mark.
A set of instructions passed to a database.
The database admin switched on query logging for debugging purposes.
To ask, inquire.
To ask a question.
To question or call into doubt.
To pass a query to a database to retrieve information.
Origin: An anglicisation of quere, an obsolete variant form of quaere, second-person singular present active imperative of quaero. Compare question.
a question; an inquiry to be answered or solved
a question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity
an interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt
to ask questions; to make inquiry
to have a doubt; as, I query if he is right
to put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact
to address questions to; to examine by questions
to doubt of; to regard with incredulity
to write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quaere
Origin: [L. quaere, imperative sing. of quaerere, quaesitum to seek or search for, to ask, inquire. Cf. Acquire, Conquer, Exquisite, Quest, Require.]
Quakers use the term Query to refer to a question or series of questions used for reflection and in spiritual exercises. Friends have used Queries as tools for offering spiritual challenges to the community for much of their history. Queries often take the form of a collection of themed questions that are read at the beginning of a time of worship or reflection. Many yearly meetings maintain a set of basic queries in their books of Faith and Practice to provide guidance on certain issues over time. Individuals often offer queries from time to time to provide a spiritual challenge to their local community of Friends.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwē′ri, n. an inquiry: the mark of interrogation.—v.t. to inquire into: to question: to doubt of: to mark with a query.—v.i. to question:—pa.t. and pa.p. quē′ried.—adj. Ques′itive, interrogatory. [L. quære, imper. of quærĕre, quæsitum, to inquire.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'query' in Nouns Frequency: #2838
The numerical value of query in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of query in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The same query, over and over.
However, dominant companies have a responsibility not to abuse their market position either in the market where they are dominant or in neighboring markets, this is about consumers getting the best possible results of their query.
Nobody in their right mind is going to try to stop the U.S. Navy from operating - that would not be a good bet, but it’s not enough that a U.S. military plane can overfly international waters, even if there is challenge or hailing query ... We believe that every country and all civilian actors should have unfettered access to international waters and international airspace.
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- in Frage stellen, Abfrage, abfragenGerman
- informpeto, informpeti, pridemando, pridemandiEsperanto
- consulta, preguntar, cuestionar, pregunta, consultarSpanish
- kysymys, kysely, tiedusteluFinnish
- question, requêteFrench
- 問い合わせ, 質問, クエリJapanese
- verzoek, bevragen, zich, betwijfelen, queryen, vraag, vragen, informeren, in vraag stellenDutch
- pytanie, pytać, kwestionować, zapytanie, wysłać zapytaniePolish
- запрос, вопросRussian
- ifrågasätta, betvivlaSwedish
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